Salzburg Margin Buster Award Winners Announced

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May 04, 2015
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Salzburg Margin Buster Award Winners Announced

Salzburg Global Fellows awarded micro-grants aimed to incentivize research and practice across the margins Andrew Harvey, La Trobe University and Stella Flores, Vanderbilt University discuss their project in Salzburg

Following the successful program Students at the Margins and the Institutions that Serve Them: A Global Perspective, held in October 2014, the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Educational Testing Service (ETS) announce the winners of the "Salzburg Margin Buster Awards".

The awards offered micro grants to projects proposed by Salzburg Global Fellows. These projects focus on the marginalization of students from a variety of sectors of society and promote their inclusion in and access to higher education. Micro grants of $2500 were awarded to two projects:

International Student Equity Admissions Framework 

Salzburg Global Fellows: Stella Flores, Vanderbilt University; Andrew Harvey, La Trobe University

This project aims to develop an international student equity admissions framework that will: stimulate fresh thinking on how colleges and universities can most effectively provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged or marginalized people; and it develops a taxonomy for institutions serving marginalized populations worldwide in order to serve as a common reference point for more efficiently and effectively facilitating the generation and sharing of knowledge, research and practices among these institutions.

Benchmarking Tools for Higher Education Institutions Serving Underrepresented Groups

Salzburg Global Fellows: Blazenka Divjak, University of Zagreb; Fran Ferrier, European Access Network; Marcel Maretic, University of Zagreb; Darko Grabar, University of Zagreb; and Mee Fong Lee, European Access Network

This project aims to develop a taxonomy for institutions serving underprivileged students in the form of rubrics with criteria, levels and explanations, based on literature and personal experience. The project leaders’ aim is to relate the type of institution, mission, strategy, funding, locally defined minorities with access, retention issues and the impact on society.


 

The session "Students at the Margins and the Institutions that Serve Them: A Global Perspective" was conducted in partnership with Educational Testing Service and Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, with support from the Kresge Foundation. You can read all our coverage on the session page: www.salzburgglobal.org/go/537